Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Expression of Interest - Gender and Trade Survey

The Canada-Indonesia Trade and Private Sector Assistance (TPSA) project is funded by the Government of
Canada through Global Affairs Canada. It is managed by The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) in partnership with the Indonesian Ministry of Trade (MoT).  The overall objective is to reduce poverty and increase sustainable economic growth in Indonesia through the expansion of Indonesian trade with Canada and the encouragement of Canadian investment in Indonesia. In order to maximize the poverty reduction impact of increased trade and investment between Canada and Indonesia, the project will focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including SMEs owned or operated by women. 
The Trade and Private Sector Assistance Project (TPSA) seeks a qualified research institute to design and implement the Gender and Trade Survey. 
The TPSA Gender and Trade Survey will identify and analyze barriers and opportunities to increasing exports for SMEs in three priority industries, from the perspective of the women and men who own and operate those businesses. The challenges may relate to: access to trade information and business services; sourcing inputs; accessing financing; arrangements with intermediaries; trade-related constraints or non-tariff measures; and, administrative regulation. Survey results will highlight the most significant challenges and also shed light on how men- and women-owned businesses are attempting to address these challenges. Regarding opportunities, the survey will ask about the SMEs' growth and expansion plans. 

Please see attached an Expression of Interest for your attention and consideration 
Thank you,

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